Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) assumes that an individual is more likely than not to have a history of trauma. It recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma may play in an individual's life.
This organization focuses on helping refugees to be integrated successfully, giving them the opportunity to heal from their trauma by providing treatment, tools and support that allows them to heal & become active community members.
CAVACs offer front-line services to any crime victim or witness. They work in collaboration with experts from the legal community, health & social services to treat victims of crime with respect for their needs, and to proceed at a pace that is comfortable for each person they assist.
As the only domestic violence and sexual assault shelter in South-Eastern New Brunswick, their mandate is to empower victims and survivors of violence, families break the cycle of abuse by providing shelter and ongoing support services, as well as public awareness and prevention system.
This is an overview of efforts to engage men of all ages in efforts to reduce and prevent gender-based violence.
They have programs to help women and children who have experienced family violence or other trauma, and sexual abuse.
This is a government site that has province specific resources on gender-based violence.
They help find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in BC. You can Explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways, find the information you need to manage mental health and substance use problems, and learn how you can support a loved one.
They create and curate evidence-based resources to support youth work practice, and to amplify the voices and experiences of young people in Ontario.
Trauma–informed daycare for immigrant and refugee infants and children.
Created by the Manitoba Trauma Collaborative, their mission is to promote and support trauma recovery by empowering service providers & people affected by psychological trauma through the exchange, transfer, & translation of knowledge & through education, public awareness.
This is a supportive community service agency that focuses on delivering accessible, inclusive, low-barrier programs for immigrant and refugee women and their children that create a sense of belonging, meaningful participation and leadership.
This site has safety planning resources for people experiencing abuse, materials on healing from trauma, and information on healthy relationships/sexuality. If you identify as trans or non-binary and you are currently in an abusive relationship or have experienced trauma in your past, this site can help.
This site shows a hand signal that informs the viewer that the person needs help.
Trauma porn gives people front-row seats to consume pain at arm’s length.
Network of social service agencies committed to promoting trauma-informed care throughout people-serving organizations including government agencies, community groups and more.
Toolkit with valuable information about trauma induced and stigma related to sexually transmitted
and blood-borne infections (STBBIs)
This site discusses harm reduction healthcare strategies for drug/substance use. These strategies aim to remove moral judgement around –or destigmatize- substance use,
This article defines trauma porn and discusses how posting certain videos do not help marginalized people. In fact, they can cause further harm.
The WITNESS Media Lab is dedicated to unleashing the potential of eyewitness video as a powerful tool to report, monitor, and advocate for human rights.
Read, Watch, & Learn
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is one of the seven autobiography series of Maya Angelou, which talks about her childhood experiences that greatly impacted her life. In this book, she touches upon delicate topics, such as racism and abuse; however, she also discovers what she needs to free herself from this torment.
Dr. James S. Gordon, a world-recognized authority and acclaimed mind-body medicine, imparts the lessons and knowledge he has acquired throughout the years in his book. He provides the readers with methods he has personally used and developed that were proven to help people around the world overcome psychological trauma and stress
In this book, Dr. Bruce Perry, a brain and trauma expert, and Oprah Winfrey talk about trauma from both a medical and personal perspective. Through their scientific and emotional insights, they delve deeper and create a shift from asking, “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” This allows the readers to further understand the reason behind the behavioural patterns they experience.
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